Net::BitTorrent::Protocol::BEP03::Bencode - Utility functions for BEP03: The BitTorrent Protocol Specification

Importing From Net::BitTorrent::Protocol::BEP03::Bencode

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You get the two Bencode-related functions: bencode and bdecode. For more on Bencoding, see the BitTorrent Protocol documentation.


bencode ( ARGS )

Expects a single value (basic scalar, array reference, or hash reference) and returns a single string.

Bencoding is the BitTorrent protocol's basic serialization and data organization format. The specification supports integers, lists (arrays), dictionaries (hashes), and byte strings.

bdecode ( STRING )

Expects a bencoded string. The return value depends on the type of data contained in the string.

See Also

The BitTorrent Protocol Specification



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